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deane
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Registered: ‎01-30-2009
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Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

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03-17-2011 05:20 AM

We're coming to our wits end using Impression 3... It is now crashing more often than it ever has.  This problem is on multiple machines with multiple files.  These are only 2-5 MB files, that are in FAST DISPLAY,layers and blocks purged, all layers grouped, all other programs closed, and the hotfix installed.

 

MACHINE SPECS:

-Windows 7 64-bit

-Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz

-8.00 GB RAM

-NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500

 

Crashes While:

-Panning 'too quickly' (WORST OFFENDER)

-Using line or rectangle tool

-Importing Blocks

 

Other quirks:

-After several crashes, Impression 3 refuses to launch when clicking on .irf file in windows explorer.

-Layers display in a different order than how they are truely stacked.

 

PLEASE HELP IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY OF THESE ISSUES AND SUCESSFULLY FIXED THEM!!!  Has AutoDesk given up on Impression or will there be a future release with these problems resolved?

 

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TexShalter
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Registered: ‎06-18-2010
Message 2 of 24 (4,179 Views)

Re: Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

03-23-2011 06:25 AM in reply to: deane

I find it to be a VERY graphic intense program - even with quick view.

 

Be sure you have sufficient ram, a decent video card, and by all means don't run other big programs while using impression.

 

I've had some luck saving the styles needed and then opening the cad file from scratch again. ( not updating cad geometry to many times)

 

Also, try a reboot just before starting.

 

 

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GaryMarkham2113
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Registered: ‎03-29-2011
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Re: Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

03-29-2011 07:57 AM in reply to: deane

I had this happen and with the same sort of spec machine... except it's a 32 Bit machine. The problem we found was Windows 7, I contacted Autodesk and sent me a hot fix, which you need to up date 2 application extensions. the Custom Controls and the UILib extension.

 

If your stuck let me know and I will send you what I was given.

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deane
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Registered: ‎01-30-2009
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Re: Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

03-29-2011 08:11 AM in reply to: GaryMarkham2113

See even with the hot fix I've found it to be a huge problem.  Its most definately having to do with stretching or creating any line/fill type that has modeling/irregularity to it. 

 

Its really too bad because the frustrations we're all feeling in our studio are leading to exploration of other software packages...

 

I'm very suprised Autodesk doesnt seem to care.

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TexShalter
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Registered: ‎06-18-2010
Message 5 of 24 (4,136 Views)

Re: Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

03-29-2011 08:22 AM in reply to: deane

Dear Gary,

If Autodesk sent you an unpublished hotfix, could you please share it with of us here.

Thank

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GaryMarkham2113
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Registered: ‎03-29-2011
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Re: Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

03-29-2011 09:07 AM in reply to: TexShalter

Hi,

 

Due to our Internal security, i'm not allowed to attach items to blogs etc.. but post your email and I will send it directly, so you can post it.

 

Regards

 

Gary

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deane
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Registered: ‎01-30-2009
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Re: Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

03-29-2011 09:09 AM in reply to: GaryMarkham2113

I'd love to recieve it as well if you wouldnt mind forwarding it to:

 

deane@slamcoll.com

 

Thanks so much!!!

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TexShalter
Posts: 77
Registered: ‎06-18-2010
Message 8 of 24 (4,111 Views)

Re: Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

03-31-2011 12:17 PM in reply to: deane

Dear Gary,

Here is my email, hope I can return the favor someday.

 

rtull@rtull.com 

 

Tex

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nrschmid
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-02-2011
Message 9 of 24 (4,099 Views)

Re: Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

04-02-2011 08:55 AM in reply to: deane

Can you also email me, too?

 

Thanks-

gymratbookworm@yahoo.com

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heatherpell3919
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Registered: ‎01-16-2012
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Re: Impression 3 - Constant Crashing!

01-16-2012 08:20 AM in reply to: deane

Would you please send it to me as well? hpell@lunz.com

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